A PROSPECT OF FAMINE AT SALT LAKE.—The sever-al accounts which have been published of the rava-ges of grasshoppers and crickets in Salt Lake Valley, point to the strong probability of famine among the saints during the coming winter. Supposing these ac-counts to be correct, a very large proportion of all kinds of crops will be cut off, and not near enough of anything left to feed the inhabitants.
The observations of Col. Fremont in Salt Lake Val-ley in 1844, indicate that these crickets and grasshop-pers are likely to prove a chronic plague to the Mor-mons. He states that from time immemorial the na-tive Indians have been accustomed to regard them as part of their subsistence. They make cakes of grass-hoppers and crickets. They drive them into trenches with a hot fire at the bottom, where their wings and legs are burned off, and they are roasted after the fashion of the locusts of Africa.
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